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Multiple States Attorneys General Join Advocacy Groups in EPA Lawsuit

Since the 1970s, mesothelioma groups have urged the EPA to ban asbestos, citing the link between the substance and malignant mesothelioma and other illnesses. Still, the agency has not banned Read More

What’s New In Malignant Mesothelioma Research?

Here’s what The American Cancer Society reports: For those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma and for their loved ones, it’s comforting to know that “scientists are looking for better ways to prevent, Read More

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Penn State Has Larger Implications

Penn State professor Peter Lebosky died in 2014 of mesothelioma after teaching at the university for more than two decades. A lawsuit filed on his behalf is opening up a Read More

Eyes On Upcoming EPA Decision On Asbestos

Asbestos victims and companies that produce or have produced products containing asbestos are awaiting the EPA’s decision on several asbestos-related issues. Asbestos victims are hoping that asbestos-containing products will be Read More

Mesothelioma Victims Have Multiple Ways To Collect Compensation

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Mesothelioma can Read More

New Blood Test May Reveal Potential Cancers Four Years Before Symptoms

Researchers in China and California have reported that they have developed a simple blood test that can identify cancers–– like malignant mesothelioma–– as far as four years before symptoms show. Read More

Talc Manufacturer’s Motion To Block Late Barber’s Mesothelioma Suit Fails

The late Vincent Luca, a barber from New York, filed suit against Whittaker Clark and Daniels, manufacturers of Clubman talc powder. Attorneys for the manufacturer claimed that Mr. Luca’s mesothelioma Read More

Photodynamic Therapy Offers Potential For Mesothelioma Victims

A technique now being studied to treat malignant mesothelioma is photodynamic therapy (PDT). For this treatment, a light-activated drug is injected into a vein. The drug spreads throughout the body, Read More

Treatment and Survival Disparities Between Men and Women with Mesothelioma, Reports Study From the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

It’s been known for some time that malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) affects men in far greater numbers than women. The most commonly-cited reason for this is a higher probability of Read More

Glowing Dye May Aid in Eliminating Cancer

“Clean margins are a goal of cancer excision surgery”, states an article in Penn Today. “If even a small piece of cancerous tissue is left behind, it increases the likelihood Read More

Hunting for Ovarian Cancer's 'Off' Switches

A new study comparing cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances important insights about the cellular engine that drives a majority of ovarian cancers and confirms biological hallmarks of survival. Read More

Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma Shows Promise for Patients

A novel treatment for advanced mesothelioma is safe and effective and may improve the quality of life for patients who have few treatment options, according to new research. Transarterial chemoperfusion Read More

Vietnam War Veterans At Heightened Risk for Mesothelioma

US military veterans who served during the Vietnam War were most likely exposed to asbestos, which was in widespread use in the military in ships, bunkers, planes and wiring in Read More

Johnson & Johnson Halts Sales Of Talc Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it will stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The iconic product has come under fire and is the subject of thousands of lawsuits which Read More

Mesothelioma and The Shipbuilding and Seafaring Industries

A recent Danish study showed that shipbuilders and seafarers had elevated mesothelioma risk. This mirrors a similar scenario in the US where those who worked in the shipbuilding industry or Read More

Automotive Repair Workers Can Be At Risk for Mesothelioma

A common cause of mesothelioma is through exposure to Chrysotile asbestos, a form of the mineral which is an insulant and is very strong. Automobile brakes and clutches often include Read More

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